June 9, 2017

Levin News (formerly News of The Week), produced by and for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, is designed to share news about opportunities, events, programs and activities, grants, publications, and other interesting news of interest about Levin College faculty, staff, students and alumni. To submit information for inclusion in the publication, please forward by Thursday at noon each week to Editor Kim St. John-Stevenson at inkplusllc.levin@gmail.com.

Editor's note: In light of the summer months, our newsletter will be published every other week beginning with our next issue. To that end, please look for us on June 28July 14July 28August 11, and August 25 We will resume our weekly schedule in the fall. Happy Summertime!

STAFF, FACULTY, STUDENT AND ALUM NEWS

Graduate students from the planning studio class this past spring semester developed a master plan for the 640-acre site that was formerly home to Geauga Lake amusement park and Sea World. The class was taught by Dr. Wendy Kellogg, Chair of the Department of Urban Studies, and Jim Kastelic, a research fellow at Levin College and well-known planner from Northeast Ohio. The students presented their plan at Levin College on May 1, and four of the class members presented a shortened version of the 90-minutes presentation at the Bainbridge Township Trustee meeting on May 22. The plan is described in an article appearing in the Chagrin Valley Times on June 1. The plan itself with the 90-minute presentation and full report can be viewed here



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The Journal Public Integrity published an online book review of Levin Professor Vera Vogelsang-Coomb's book on ethics of public servants. The review was written by May MPA grad Ryan Meisner, Professor Joseph Mead, and Emeritus Professor Larry Keller. Ryan recently started work as a budget analyst with the State of New York. You can read the review here.  
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Over 60 women spent Saturday,  April 29th in the Bonda Room at Levin College getting "Ready to Run." The all-day training program covered the basics of running for elective office, including messaging, fundraising, and building the campaign. State Representative and Levin College alum Nickie Antonio spoke during the lunch hour about the special challenges facing women who seek political office. State Representative Marlene Anielski also appeared on the program. Ready to Run is a program of the Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Dr. Lisa Thomas, Director, the Levin College Center for Leadership Development, co-sponsored the program. 

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Speaking of running for office, recent MPA alum/incoming Ph.D. student Hannah Lebovits is running for University Heights City Council. She discussed her reasons for running on the GovLove podcast, which highlights the people, policies and profession of local government. You can listen to Hannah's podcast here.  
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A new Focus on Facts newsletter is now available on the Levin College website. "Persons with Health Insurance Before and After the Affordable Care Act," by Levin's Dr. Mark Salling, is the latest in the series that provides brief, thought-provoking information about urban policy issues based on research conducted at the Levin College. The purpose: to stimulate additional discussion and debate. Questions or comments about specific topics can be addressed via email to the author(s); questions or comments about the series of publications can be addressed to Focus on Facts editor Associate Dean Bob Gleeson at r.gleeson@csuohio.eduPrevious issues of Focus on Facts are available here 

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Ph.D student Kristi Andrasik was recently invited to present her work "Know Me Before You Speak For Me" at a symposium in Washington, D.C. exploring the intersection of nonprofit and public administration research. Her piece was co-authored with Professor Joseph Mead and looks at the ways nonprofits come to understand client experiences and substantively represent client interests in policy discussions.

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Shale gas investments and renewable power have redrawn Ohio's energy map, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The number of power plants of all types increased from 109 to 146 between 2010 and 2017, the EIA reports. Animation: E&E News; Maps: EIA

President Trump cast clean energy goals as a U.S. job killer and economic dead weight, as he promised to put Youngstown, Ohio; Detroit; and Pittsburgh ahead of a global effort to address climate change by pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris accord. But the issue is far more complicated. To learn more about this complex topic, and to see how research from Levin College plays into the equation, click here
  

OPPORTUNITIES 

Attention Levin College Faculty, Staff, and Students: Levin College maintains a site license for Qualtrics Online Survey Software*. The software is easy to use and provides basic reporting (tables, charts, etc.) on survey results. Please contact Sharon Bliss by email at s.bliss@csuohio.edu if you would like to create an online survey. She can set up access so you can build your survey. Note: Only current faculty, staff, and students can use Qualtrics under the College account.
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